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Download Franny and Zooey Book ✓ 201 pages ¿ The short story Franny takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around herThe novella Zooey is named for Zooey Glass the second youngest member of the Glass family ABessie her mother deeply concerned Zooey comes to her aid offering what he thinks is brotherly love understanding and words of sage adviceSalinger writes of these works FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955 and was swiftly followed in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth century New York the Glasses It is a long “I’m just sick of ego ego ego My own and everybody else’s I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere do something distinguished and all be somebody interesting It’s disgusting” This was my first real exposure to Salinger I’ve made attempts in the past to read Catcher in the Rye but I was never able to connect with it My friend Spenky raved about Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey” so I decided this would be my introduction to Salinger To say I was enthralled with Salinger’s writing would be an understatement My first thought upon reading the final page was “finally I finished this book” It's usually not a good thing when you're relieved once you finish a book but I feel that it's different with Salinger’s book This was a journey for me and the characters in which I and they work through problems Of course you're relieved when you find the answers at the end And thankfully Salinger does give answers Rather than bore you with my take on “Franny and Zooey” here's a description of the book by Salinger himself “FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955 and was swiftly followed in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth century New York the Glasses It is a long term project patently an ambiguous one and there is a real enough danger I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I'm very hopeful I love working on these Glass stories I've been waiting for them most of my life and I think I have fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available skill” These are two short stories but so closely related 'Zooey' a novella starts where 'Franny' a short story ends that it is probably better for both stories to be read together Zooey Glass and Franny Glass are brother and sister and the two youngest of seven children All of them have been on a uiz radio show 'A Wise Child' which seems to have led to all of them having difficulty in dealing with other people 'Franny' centers on her going to meet her boyfriend Lane for the weekend which turns into a disaster on the first day because she seems to be out of sorts 'Zooey' then offers an explanation of this from the brother's perspective as she comes home to be consumed in her problems We get an insight into their history and an explanation and solution for Franny's problemPerhaps 'Franny' was my favorite of the two perhaps; perhaps 'Zooey' is the better of the two perhaps I found myself often agreeing with Zooey Salenger’s observations of college students and their attitudes how I miss those days are funny and also uite true He exposes the phony self congratulatory and self importance that is even present now than when he wrote these works Yes Salinger is terribly judgmental or at least his characters are It’s that realization that no matter who you are you are a very small piece in a much larger whole and the need to accept that that’s crushing Franny She wants to partake in the world without feeling let down with its banality It seems the challenge Sali

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Term project patently an ambiguous one and there is a real enough danger I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I'm very hopeful I love working on these Glass stories I've been waiting for them most of my life and I think I have fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available ski This is in actuality two short stories combined by the enigmatic writer to form a novel and even together not very long at that The opening looks rather ordinary a boy waits for his girl at a train station set in the 1950's in an unnamed city in the eastern US as the unpleasant cold winter weather freezes the college student's bones Lane Coutell is ambitious happy wants to make a splash in the world just the opposite of his girlfriend Franny Frances Glass of the brilliant yet troubled large family Disillusioned by college teachers are idiots and hypocrites like their victim the students Only caring about themselves and lacking passion for their jobs going through the motions and nothing acting FRANNY HAS SEEN THE LIGHT having read a book The Way of the Pilgrim and its seuel The Pilgrim Continues his Way by an anonymous writer a poor peasant with a bad arm a seeker of truth trying to find God's will from the 19th century he wandered through massive Russia Speaking to countless people most very friendly surprisingly monks are glad to talk about religion to the amiable pilgrim Franny becomes enad obsessed a better word by these books carrying them around in her purse The much anticipated weekend crashes like a baseball striking a glass window pun intended Fainting spells arguments about teachers in their respective schools what is really important life in general an unpleasant atmosphereSecond part Zooey Zachary a good looking tv actor however not a big man at 25 five years older than his little sister pretty Franny both are at their parents apartment in New York City He is trying to read somehow an old letter while taking a bath mother entersZooey calls her Bessie and the father Les former showbiz stars she is worried about Franny now sleeping on the couch in the living room arriving a few days ago from the disastrous weekend sick in heart and bodyBegs him to talk to her afraid the daughter is having a nervous breakdown the uncomfortable son agrees The siblings discuss her strange behavior she hates school friends and professors uits acting in her college play everything is stupid nothing matters but becomes a fanatical reader of the poor Pilgrim's thoughts about JesusSmall book with big ideas still not loved by all in truth heavyweight or lightweight materialyou decide I myself believe it was well worth the rather confusing trip

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Franny and ZooeyThe short story Franny takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around herThe novella Zooey is named for Zooey Glass the second youngest member of the Glass family As his younger sister Franny suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown in her parents' Manhattan living room leaving I am a huge JD Salinger fan and I'm one of those people who's read Catcher in the Rye like 200 times several times a year since I was about twelve I buy into every cliche said about it it changed my life it made me want to write it validated my own teen angst Salinger captures teen speak amazingly well Holden Caulfield is vulnerable and wise a kid hero etc I have such an emotional attachment to the book that I find it hard to tolerate much criticism of it Case in point I recently came across an article written by Jonathan Yardley in 2004 for the Washington Post entitled JD Salinger's Holden Caulfield Aging Gracelessly One of the best uotes from the pieceRereading 'The Catcher in the Rye' after all those years was almost literally a painful experience The combination of Salinger's execrable prose and Caulfield's jejune narcissism produced effects comparable to mainlining castor oilOuch Double ouch because I had to look up jejune This article prompted me to delve deeper into the Salinger canon and I resurfaced holding Franny Zooey Yardley may have prompted me to uestion my devotion but this book cemented what I already knew JD Salinger is a wonderful writer and his characters are the written euivalent of crack You just can't get enoughFranny Zooey is one of several booksshort stories written about the Glass family There are seven Glass kids all of whom were at various points panelists on a radio uiz show with the best name ever It's A Wise Child Franny Zooey focuses on the two youngest siblings hence the title who are both in the midst of emotional and existential breakdowns Franny away at college in Boston has read a book called The Way of the Pilgrim which has instilled in her an obsession with the concept of praying without ceasing Suddenly everything around her is meaningless she can't study or eat or sleep and returns to New York to recouperate Zooey is a sometimes working actor determined to help his sisterThe book touches on familiar Salinger esue themes including relgious devotionfanaticism kids vs adults a potentially meaningless world etc This book explores religion in an engaging relatable way Franny's ustions are universal and Zooey's answers are validAuthorities on the Glass Family will appreciate the insight into the unit particularly into eldest brothers Seymour who at that point has already committed suicide and Buddy who narrates the story Zooey blames them for using himself and Franny as philosphical guinea pigs pumping them full from the time they were toddlers with vast and varied dogma simply to see what would stick All of that said I think the most important thing about this book and all of Salinger's books is its pure joyful readability Franney Zooey contains passages that are absolutely HILARIOUS specifically the extensive conversation between Zooey and his nagging mother Bessie that takes place in the bathroom I was laughing out loud throughout He's been called the voice of several generations but Salinger's ability to maintain belly laugh worthy humor while touching on such dark themes might be the most notable and most underappreciated thing about him